‘Finch’s’ is ’80s pop culture run amok’

Get ready for music of this century. ‘Finch’s’ multi-sensory music videos have launched a pop culture, music and baroque renaissance Name: ‘Finch’s’ Age: Has been around for over 25 years. Appearance: A green groupie…

'Finch's' is '80s pop culture run amok'

Get ready for music of this century. ‘Finch’s’ multi-sensory music videos have launched a pop culture, music and baroque renaissance

Name: ‘Finch’s’

Age: Has been around for over 25 years.

Appearance: A green groupie from 1984.

A cute groupie who fights all baddies in a green jacket with a sawed-off shotgun? Exactly.

Come on! That’s the point. It’s an “incident fuelled by bottled spirits, neon and Buryy.” Welcome to the punkest, most scuzzy, most inappropriate groupie you’ve ever encountered.

Scuzzy? It’s everything at once, with acoustic guitars, brass and a whole lot of loud dancehall beats.

Blimey. Love it. I’m a sucker for it. Listen to The Harder They Fall. Suddenly I’m back in the 1980s and I want to go and support the Fixers.

So weird. I feel like I’m playing a role. Your trip to 1990 feels just around the corner. Next track, Bagga Bolla. With vocals sung in Jamaican patois.

Why? Because the lead singer, Troy Anthony Rankine, studied at a Jamaican high school. He was born and raised in Jamaica, a firm believer in shenga (pronounced “shonk”) – a sound system – and an equal partner in this small crew of madcap musicians.

Get me out of here. Why would I want to get out of here? Your trip in this sort of music will be one of the most profound of your life.

Did they own a house in Stonebridge? No, they just had a legal blaze. It’s punk rock.

Being punk rock will make your life great. Well, OK, they don’t actually have that much to say. They just do what they like.

These guys. And they actually do. The creative arm of this outfit is working on a Panorama series about 1980s music called The Euro Summer – GBH, those are the punks’ monikers. Their most recent album is called Ping Pong.

Do you eat … awful fiddleheads? Yes.

Bore me. They’re only nasty. It’s very sad. These guys represent hope. Punk rock is a genre about nothing. It’s an existentialist meditation on why it’s okay to love evil.

Ems so small they could pierce your soul. I said: “Punk rock is an existentialist meditation on why it’s okay to love evil.”

Really? I didn’t say: “No reaction shot!” Like right now. Now we are. We’re talking about ordinary music in an extraordinary context.

And the faces you recognise? No, let’s be honest. You’re asking about people who have gone to the Green Room and won. Do they really know that?

And will you feel a bit better after listening to it? Definitely.

Do say: “Shaw I thought I couldn’t love you any more – until I saw those shoes.”

Don’t say: “I thought I couldn’t smile without a hipster laser-eye set.”

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